Advice Packs

download  free  careers  advice  and  exercises

Get practical guidance, handy checklists and motivating exercises – many of which can be done with a friend or colleague over coffee. Our downloadable careers advice packs are prepared by qualified career coaches.The resources are grouped into five areas:

1. Help with career direction

Are you returning to work after a career break? Or considering a complete change in your career? You’ll need to explore what you really want from your your next job, and what you can offer an employer. You’ll also need plenty of determination to keep motivated and overcome barriers.

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2.  Finding job opportunities

There’s more than one way to find jobs to apply for, and the obvious routes aren’t always the best. Our resources will help you improve the way you search for jobs, including setting an action plan and accessing the ‘hidden’ job market.

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3. Applying for jobs

How do you write a really effective CV and cover letter? How do you get your skills across in an application form? How do you deal with a career break on your CV? Our resources will help you get your job application onto the employer’s  ‘yes’ pile.

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4. Interviews

These information packs will help you prepare well for interviews. We look at the different techniques employers use, and show you how to prepare ‘evidence based’ answers to questions. We also look at what to do after the interview and how to negotiate your job offer.

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5. Working for yourself

For many women, this seems the only way to get the flexibility they need in their lives. Explore the advantages and disadvantages of working for yourself, the different ways you can go about it, and also hints and tips on how to come up with a business idea.

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